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15th Century Manuscript Illumination
January 12, 2004 8:21 AM   Subscribe

15th Century Manuscript Illumination. Page through a chronicle of the world, the fates of illustrious men and women, a journey through Hell and Paradise and a Book of Hours.
posted by plep (4 comments total)

If you liked those, you might also enjoy some of the links in this post.
Not a DP callout by any means, just a prior MeFi post on a similar topic.
posted by anastasiav at 8:49 AM on January 12, 2004

Currently, Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance are on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, featuring illuminated manuscripts from the 13th-16th centuries. (Through March 24)
posted by andrewraff at 9:52 AM on January 12, 2004

What were the Getty folks thinking, with that deplorable pink background?! Nice material, nonetheless.
posted by SealWyf at 10:19 AM on January 12, 2004

Some of these illustrations, especially in the Book of Hours, are really quite psychedelic; here, for example is a great Deadhead tattoo, and what's up with the floating aliens behind Saint Bernardino in this image?
posted by taz at 1:21 PM on January 12, 2004

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